SpaceX Launches NRO Satellite In Company’s Final Launch of 2020 Written 21 December 2020


A SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 30, 2020. | Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky; Wikipedia; Public Domain

SPACE reported that on Saturday, SpaceX launched a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite, dubbed NROL-108, launched from the Kennedy Space Center at 9 a.m EST. The Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the ground near Cape Canaveral Space Force Station approximately nine minutes after liftoff. The landing marks “the second booster to land on the ground at the Cape (as opposed to a drone ship at sea) this year.”
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